Michigan is truly one of the best states in the country for multiple reasons but most of them have to do with the nature within our state. It all starts with the Great Lakes which spreads to the large number of inland lakes we have, several state parks, the Sand Dunes, and more. All of these things help create the ambiance of the state of Michigan and provide some vacation opportunities for people.

Michigan has many places to visit that will be like a breath of fresh air and an awesome vacation for those who reside in the state or are coming from elsewhere. The city of Detroit is one of the biggest tourist attractions as there are tons of things to do, see, and experience but the city still doesn't reign supreme when it comes to vacation destinations in the Mitten state. Instead, these two destinations are known to attract the most visitors year after year.

World Population Review takes a look at things all over the world and ranks them based on how people have reviewed them and the statistics they can find online. It's one of the ways you can use both statistics and reviews to find the best things around the world. In an article, they ranked the top places to visit in each state in America, here's what they said for Michigan.

They started by mentioning how there are 11,000 lakes within the Mitten state and anyone who enjoys water will like it in Michigan. They quickly followed this by bringing up Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which overlooks Lake Superior and was the first in the country back in 1966. Pictured Rocks boasts cliffs, waterfalls, and peaceful white beaches which allow visitors to swim, boat, kayak, scuba dive, fish, and hike along the country's largest and deepest lake.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is the other destination that was mentioned as one of the best in the country. Of course, there is water involved with the falls but the other main attraction here is the mainly untouched woodlands. After traversing through the woodlands you come across the Tahquamenon River which is home to the Upper Falls, which is 200 feet wide and almost 50 feet high, making it one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi.

I haven't been to either destination yet but have heard amazing things about them both. Maybe it's about time I make that trip, would you visit these locations if you haven't already been? Below are pictures of both Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Tahquamenon Falls State Park:

Photos: Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore

See the beauty of Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore

Gallery Credit: Tom Ehlers

A Photo Tour Of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, Grand Marais, Miner's Castle, Natural Beauty,

Gallery Credit: Jojo Girard

Photos Taken behind Tahquamenon Falls

One thing many visitors to Tahquamenon Falls cannot say they’ve done is had the chance to go behind the falls and witness what it is like behind this rushing current of beauty. I recently came across photos taken by a gentleman named Dave steward, who actually had the chance to go behind the falls

Gallery Credit: Dave Steward (Used w/ Permission)